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Open Boat Surfing using the Rudder Stroke

Paddle Pointers’ Paul Mason recently released a great instructional video on the rudder stroke for use while open boat surfing.  READ MORE: Open Boat Creek…

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Frank Wolf Takes T-Formex for 1,800KM Test Drive

All photos by Frank Wolf  When plastics conglomerate Poly-One shut down production of Royalex in 2013, canoe manufacturers scrambled to replace the favored hull material…

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Boat Review: Silverbirch Covert 9.3

Last fall, Steve Childs, the designer and owner of Silverbirch Canoes, called and said he’d snuck the very first Covert into the country and asked…

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Boat Review: Echoee by Echo Paddles

I'm sitting in my boat clenching my fists and shivering. It’s a rainy May afternoon, a week into a 10-day solo canoe instructor course. Lined…

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Boat Review: Nova Craft Prospector 16 TuffStuff

Nobody in the last six months has called me asking how the Nova Craft Canoe Prospector 16 paddles. Not a single outfitter, guide, instructor or…

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Composite Creations Splash Canoe Review

Aliesha Greve remembers climbing in and out of all kinds of canoes when she was little, and standing around to have her measurements taken for…

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Skills Video: Doubles Whitewater

"In Path of the Paddle: Doubles Whitewater , from canoeist Bill Mason, learn how to read rapids and plan a course and follow it, with complete…

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Nova Craft Moisie Canoe Review

This review of Nova Craft Canoe's Moisie was originally published in Canoeroots and Family Camping magazine. Nova Craft has reinvented a boat with an enviable reputation…

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Nova Craft Ocoee Review

  Before we talk about the Nova Craft Canoe Ocoee, let me first take you back in time to 1993. I was lined up for…

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Blackfly Option Canoe Review

This whitewater canoe review originally appeared in Rapid magazine. When Jeremy Laucks landed a spot on the U.S. Freestyle Team to compete in OC-1 at the 2007…

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Wenonah Recon Canoe Review

I asked Jake Greseth, Wenonah’s marketing di­rector, why they called their first solo whitewater playboat the Recon. Two reasons, he said. Re­con for reconnaissance had…

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Mohawk Maxim Canoe Review

Ten years ago I met Maxwell Johnston testing a prototype of the Maxim. He told me that Mohawk Canoes was going to build a production…

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Open Canoe Shootout

Open Canoe Shootout | Mad River and Esquif | Rapid Magazine This faceoff between two whitewater open canoes, the Mad River Outrage and the Esquif…

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Esquif L’Edge Canoe Review

The new Esquif L’Edge was in the concept and development phase for an unbelievable eight years. Designer Craig Smerda (www.rapidmag.com/0003) was originally inspired by the…

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Shootout: Esquif Spark vs. Bell Ocoee Canoe Review

A comparison and review of the Esquif Spark and Bell Ocoee whitewater open canoes from Rapid magazine. At first glance , these two boats appear…

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